Rainforest Volunteer Day
Get up Close with the Animals as You Help Out in a Sanctuary!
**Note: This voluntour may no longer be available. Please contact us for other volunteer opportunities!
This volunteer tour with Kids Saving the Rainforest is the best way to give some hands-on help to local animals while learning about the issues facing wildlife in Costa Rica, and of course have some fun! This organization is a safe haven for injured and orphaned animals like sloths, monkeys, and birds with the goal of rehabilitating and releasing them back into the jungle. They also work on reforestation and habitat protection projects.
Just 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio, you’ll arrive at the tour site where you’ll meet your KSTR representative who will give you a tour of the grounds and animal sanctuary and tell you about the organization. With a break for snacks, a swim, and a traditional lunch to break up the day, you will have plenty of time to get to know the staff and hear their stories.
During lunch your representative will explain the tasks that you will be helping with in the afternoon. Then it’s off to work helping the staff and long-term volunteers with tasks like preparing food for the animals, cleaning or repairing enclosures, creating enrichment toys for the animals, animal research like observing behavior, organizing materials, etc. Larger groups may help with projects like trail maintenance and reforestation.
No experience is required. This activity is great for everyone aged 8+.
*The majority of the tour cost will be donated to KSTR to help them achieve their goals.
Note: For the well-being of the animals, volunteers will not be allowed to touch or feed any animals. KSTR’s projects vary week-to-week so your experience may differ depending on the day’s priorities. Tour does not operate on Tuesdays.
Includes: round-trip transportation, snacks, water, traditional lunch, bilingual host staff.
Recommended attire: casual/comfortable clothes, long pants, closed-toed shoes, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, no jewelry or valuables.
To bring: additional snacks or your own lunch if you have food allergies or a restrictive diet, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, camera.
*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.